SD News

Tourism Department Posts Record Numbers in 2016

The South Dakota tourism industry has once again reached record numbers of visitors, visitor spending and impact on the state?s economy. This marks seven straight years of economic growth for the industry.

Governor's Column: Taking On The Meth Problem

I recently heard a story about a young man who was exposed to meth as a child. The young man, named Chris, grew up around meth and the violence that the drug brings. Like any normal kid, he wanted attention from the adults in his life.

News Tips

Gov. Dennis Daugaard will be a guest on South Dakota Public Radio?s In the Moment with Lori Walsh.

South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation Elects Officers

PIERRE, S.D. ? The South Dakota Parks and Wildlife Foundation recently announced the election of officers for its board of directors for 2017. The foundation is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) charitable supporting organization for the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP).

Funding Available for Trails

PIERRE, S.D. ? South Dakota State Parks Director Katie Ceroll announced today that applications are being accepted for grants from the Recreation Trails Program (RTP). The grants will be available for trail projects sponsored by municipalities, counties, state parks, federal land management agencies or tribal governments.

GFP Harvest and Opinion Surveys Underway

PIERRE, S.D. ? The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is currently administering a number of different harvest and opinion surveys regarding the management of wildlife resources across the state.

Fort Sisseton Festival Vendor Applications Available

PIERRE, S.D. - Vendors interested in having a booth at the 2017 Fort Sisseton Historical Festival have until March 14 to submit an application. Applications are available for vendors of arts and crafts, concessions, and rendezvous. The annual festival is scheduled for June 2, 3 and 4, 2017.

GFP Conservation Officer Honored

PIERRE, S.D. ? South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) conservation officer Joe Galbraith has been honored by Shikar-Safari Club International as the South Dakota Wildlife Officer of the Year.

Paul Goble biography now available from State Historical Society

The first-ever biography of internationally known children?s author and illustrator Paul Goble, who passed away on Jan. 5, has been released by the South Dakota State Historical Society. Written by Gregory Bryan, ?Paul Goble, Storyteller? captures a life that few Americans are familiar with.

Minnehaha County Fatal Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. ? One person died and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning in Sioux Falls.

Governor's Column: Amazon's Big Step In The Right Direction

South Dakota is a state with a low tax burden. We are one of only seven states without a personal income tax. We also have no corporate income tax, no business inventory tax, no personal property tax and no inheritance tax. People who live here get to keep more of their earnings.